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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 7, 2014

Statement Of Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet BhararaOn The Verdict In United States V. James Rosemond And Rodney Johnson



“We are gratified that the jury reached a unanimous verdict finding Rodney Johnson guilty of narcotics distribution and possession of firearms in connection with a drug conspiracy. As for the charges on which the jury was not able to reach a unanimous verdict, the Government’s contention remains that James Rosemond and Rodney Johnson are responsible for the murder of Lowell Fletcher. We are currently considering our options with respect to a retrial.”

Press Release Number: 
14-066
Updated May 13, 2015